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Mar 31, 2013 4:00pm PDT
that perhaps kim jong-un, the north korean leader, heard the messages being sent by beijing, by russia, and so many others to dial it all back, to try to tone down the rhetoric that was calling for war, a nuclear conflict on the peninsula, even rockets going to the mainland united states. at the same time, some north korean experts were warning that kim jong-un was taking it too far. he was whipping up so much fervor for war inside north korea that when he had to back down, he could lose face, or worse yet, he would have to make good on some of his threats. what is sure at this point is that in the coming days and hours, everyone from washington, to beijing, from seoul to moscow, are going to be waiting, watching, and listening carefully for what comes from pyongyang. back to you. >> all right. jim, thank you very much. >>> the man behind all these threats, kim jong-un, a young leader who since taking the reins from his father further isolated the country from the rest of the world. one describes it as an organized crime family with a blood line of brutal leaders. athena jones has more on new
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
been. it's a journalist's dream to be able to meet kim jong-un face-to-face. many diplomats would fight for that chance as well. and here dennis rodman is the first american ever to meet face-to-face with him. what do you make of it? >> i don't. i just don't. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for us, so thoroughly embarrassed for north korea, so thoroughly embarrassed about this conversation. because it's not really talking about anything serious. this is like a publicity stunt. i grew up in detroit. i loved dennis rodman the basketball player. and i think anyone who played with him would say he's one of the best basketball players they played with. he's in the hall of fame. but structuring a sunday morning around his trip to north korea in conjunction with international politics? it's absolutely ridiculous. >> anna, what do you think the point was of this trips, besides shooting an hbo documentary. >> i think it was pointless. i think there was no point. i'm absolutely with lz on this one. it's all i can do to keep my eyes from rolling to the back of my head to be discussing this. frankly,
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 10:00am PST
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Mar 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
, that the father, the grandfather of kim jong-un has exceeded now the direct threats against the united states, the threats of nuclear war on the peninsula, the threats of attacking hawaii, of attacking guam, of attacking the mainland united states with nuclear weapons. let's make clear. he doesn't have the capability to do that. but he is taking it to a different level. and there's a lot of people that are looking on and they're trying to calm the situation down. we heard today from south korea's defense ministry spokes man. listen -- >> translator: north korea's continuing threats against south korea such as saying it is entering a state of war, are never acceptable since it is harming peace and stability on the korean peninsula. the recent military exercises such as key resolve and bold eagle and the u.s. strategic bombers' deployment on the peninsula were defensive in nature against north korea's possible provocation. >> reporter: now, the real threat according to some veteran north korea watchers like dr. ham park of the university of georgia, is that the young north korean leader is back
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
korea. take a look at this photo with me. here he is, the leader of north korean leader kim jong-un meeting with military leaders today. here he is, sorting through documents. but you'll see in a moment, there is a map behind him. see that over his left shoulder. lines drawn to places like hawaii, places like california, and what's more is this. yet another piece of propaganda video, shows animation of north korean missiles destroying u.s. bomber planes. this comes just a day after the united states sent b-2 stealth bombers over south korea for military drills, a move that north korea says is a threat of quote/unquote nuclear war. bev within reporting, getting and hearing this growing rhetoric from north korea in recent weeks, the nation calling the u.s. warmongers and imperialists. u.s. officials, they say they are concerned. >> i think they're very provocative actions. and belligerent tone has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> so chris lawrence for us at the pentagon. chris, i want a reality check. how serious now is the u.s. taking this threat th
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 11:00am PST
ever to meet north korea's secretive leader kim jong-un. not talking about some ambassador, not talking about the secretary of state. we're talking about a tatted up, likes to, you know, wear wedding gowns, known as the worm, dennis rodman, probably the most eccentric guy to ever slam dunk a basketball in the nba is now the reigning american expert, i use this term expert very loosely and facetiously here, you know, on the leader of the country who has openly threatened to destroy the united states. this is what rodman had to say about his new friend, kim jong-un. >> his country likes him, not like him, love him. love him. guess what, yeah, yeah, i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> yeah. he said it, the guy is awesome. that's not all. rodman says even though kim jong-un may hate america, he loves basketball, he's over there with the harlem globetrotters. rodman thinks a little basketball diplomacy could fix the rocky relationship between the two countries. >> the one thing i said, we talked about -- you see the clips or whatever, he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. l
CNN
Mar 1, 2013 6:00am PST
basketball with the north korean leader kim jong-un. the two sat together at a harlem globetrotter's game. kim jong-un at one point told rodman you are a friend for life. >>> the harlem shake now has the aengs of t aengs of t attention of the faa. this was taped last night on frontier airlines. the faa is looking into the incident saying it's trying to determine the circumstances of the videotaping and if it affected flight safety. >>> the world watch as pope benedict left the vatican the final time yesterday and it appears steven colbert was watching as well. >> folks the world is now in uncharted theological unchartered territory because as of 8:00 p.m. central vatican time, we are officially popeless! yes. we have been disimpopenatet. we have undergone a popenectomy. pope goes the weasel. during his last day, the artist formerly known as pope tendered his resignation and as with all departing popes, he raised his investments to the rafters. >> i know pope benedict is laughing. he does have a sense of humor. the pope actually will spend the rest of his life out of the public life in a m
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 1:00am PST
. lucky enough to have been. i mean it's a journalist's dream to be able to meet kim jong-il -- kim jong-un, rather, face to face, and many diplomats would fight for that chance as well. and here dennis rodman is the first american ever to meet face to face with him. what do you make of it? >> i don't. i just don't. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for us. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for north korea. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed about this conversation. it's not really talking about anything serious. this is a publicity stunt. >> i'm with lz on this one. it's all i can do to stop my eyes from rolling to the back of my head when we discuss this. if you want, left's talk about his jacket and his choice of clothes. but, you know, we're not going to send pewee herman to negotiate the peace between israel and palestine. and we're not going to send mickey mouse to go solve the issue with syria. this is a joke, this is not serious, it's not diplomacy, i think -- if he'd like to stay in north korea and play one on one, with that dictator, i think it's fine with a lot of us. >>> all right. the force
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 8:00am PDT
infatuation with north korean leader kim jong-un and it's getting stranger. cnn affiliate said he plans to return to north korea this time for a vacation with president kim in august. >>> james holmes, the accused gunman in the aurora colorado theater shooting must enter a plea in that case today. and it's a plea that could have an impact on prosecutors, whether they choose the death penalty or not. >>> we are also just minutes away from the start of the conclave, as catholic cardinals prepare to select a new pope. e ] from more efficient payments. ♪ to more efficient pick-ups. ♪ wireless is limitless. [ female announcer ] from tracking the bus. ♪ to tracking field conditions. ♪ wireless is limitless. [ female announcer ] almost nothing can dampen a baby's mood, when he wakes up dry in pampers. unlike other diapers, pampers has 3 absorbent layers, for up to 12 hours of protection overnight, and more beautiful mornings. ♪ pampers. peaceful nights. playful days. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake p
CNN
Mar 27, 2013 6:00am PDT
this kim jong-un is not being well received. and i think they are trying to kind of boost his status to some sort of wartime leader. owe obviously, it bears very close watching. >> this just the latest sign of the rising tensions between the two koreas. the north has put its military units on combat-ready status following joint military exercises between south korea and the united states and the recent united nations sanctions against the north. man through chance is at the border between north and south korea. good morning, matthew. >> reporter: carol, good morning. that's right. a lot of tension is growing here. those latest statements coming from north korea. saying they've cut off that key hot line between the two militaries north and south. it's significant because there aren't that many opportunities for the two militaries which face off across that border. to communicate with each other. and so, this is obviously, you know, going to impact potentially on communication between the two sides, particularly over the -- what's calls the industrial complex. that's where the hot line
CNN
Mar 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
mean you have to try to get into the mind of the leader there kim jong-un. any way there's a deadline this time he might really pull the trigger? >> reporter: well, you know, last night i was talking to the former command or of u.s. forces korea, and he said human intelligence is extremely hard to get in north korea. one of the hardest places on earth. they do a lot of surveillance, they do a lot of listening in, constantly 24/7 listening to interceptic calls. getting visuals is trickier. depend where the satellites are are getting intelligence is hard. they're not as concerned about what north korea is saying but what they are concerned, and what we heard an hour ago during a short briefing with some officials here, is that they're concerned this may lead to provocation that, quote, could take us to a place none of us wants to go and that could be a small-scale conflict with the danger that it can escalate slowly but surely each side going tit for tat. >> coming up on "the lead" an exclusive interview regarding bin laden's death. who was the real shoot? a different account how bin la
CNN
Mar 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
threat is a chart seen in a photo of kim jong un reportedly putting his rockets on stand-by. shows targets on the west coast and, for some reason, austin, texas. experts say it is wishful thinking. north korea has no missiles that can reach austin or the u.s. mainland. >>> the world has lost a music legend. phil ramone died today at 72. he was more than a producer. in fact, stevie wonder called him the star of stars bethiend starses. he was a visionary who made technical innovations to compact disks and surround sound. billy joel described him as the most talented guy in my band and said the music world has lost a giant. ray mone won 14 grammys and worked with stars including ray charles, arena franklin, paul mccartney and frank sinatra. >>> the navy say it is man who died in a parachute training accident in arizona was a member of the s.e.a.l. team 6, the squad that went after osama bin laden in pakistan. 31-year-old brett shadow died at a training facility. the pair collided in air during a freefall. the other is in stable condition now. the accident is under investigation, of co
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
new bff, kim jong-un. just give him a call. find out why rodman is hanging out with north korea's leader and why he thinks he is awesome. did you know not all fiber is the same? citrucel is different- it's the only fiber for regularity that won't cause excess gas. it's gentle and clinically proven to help restore and maintain regularity. look for citrucel today. there's nothing like our grilled lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lobsterfest and sea food differently. >>> budget cuts, gridlock, white house versus reporters, mitt romney and former nba star dennis rodman, all of that being talked about on the sunday talk
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 8:00am PST
korea's youthful leader kim jong-un. rodman showed up in pyongyang courtside with him during an exhibiting basketball game. rodman said, i love him, the guy is awesome. he returned to the u.s. and had an actual personal appeal from president kim. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> did you say why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> it's a different story. guess what, the kid is only 28 years old, 28. >> diplomacy can look all sorts of way. he was actually booked to be interviewed by wolf blitzer but mr. rodman has decided to cancel. there's been a lot of criticism over what he's been saying. by the way, he is the latest in a long list of famous people whose celebrity has been used to give legitimacy to naughty leaders and marquez and fidel castro. and nelly fur tad do was paid to perform for gadhafi's fine but decided not to keep the money. >>> cardinals are not choosing a pope just yet, four days after pope benedict xvi re
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 8:00am PST
emotional response to that country's leader kim jong-un. this played out as mr. kim was visiting his troops near the border with south korea. the troops raising their arms in jubilation, but the really good stuff, all the great pictures, actually came as president kim was leaving. now watch. oh, my lord. looks like the reverse normandy. troop, people in civilian clothes, swarming down the beach. some rushing the boat. look at this. this is insane. the boat was pulling away and his followers couldn't get enough of him. and the backdrop is this. a very defiant response to extremely tough united nations sanctions. the north says it is scrapping all nonaggression agreements with south korea. so the armistice, no more. this comes a day after north koreaen preemptive nuclear strike. for its part, the white house is doubting the north korean ability to actually launch a nuclear strike, but in the end it says the united states is prepared just in case. >> the united states is fully capable of defending against any north korean ballistic missile attack. >> so i've always wondered just how prepared a
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
jong-un approves a plan to prepare standby rockets to hit u.s. targets. that move comes after those american stelt bombers flu to south korea to carry out a military exercise yesterday just about 50 miles from the north korean border. >>> as the ground continues to rumble and crumble, people north of seattle will have to decide real soon whether they should stay or whether they should get out. a massive landslide has put several homes there at risk. one home has already been lost. homeowners are telling cnn that they moved here for the view and now they're having to move things out. this was not the view they say they had anticipated. >>> okay. this is from the creepy file, folks. take a close look. do you see anything strange? ordinary guy? just maybe a little animated, maybe not animated enough? let me tell you, he's 100% animated. this is not a real live human being. this is a graphic animation. so incredibly realistic, developed by the company called activision. and revealed at a gaming conference just this week. you can look for this face or a face that's sort of like it coming
CNN
Mar 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
of north korea, kim jong-un, if you're watching this, that doesn't get our attention, threatening us. you have to do something to makes us focus on you like date a kardashian or punch justin bieber. that will get a lot of attention. we follow pop culture more than this stuff. nobody feels north korea is a threat. it's really an empty threat to us. at the same time, the u.n. is considering more sanctions, just voted for more sanctions and he's threatening us to show he's a responsible leader. he's not. i don't think anyone's paying attention. that's the reality. >> did i just see a kardashian -- >> date a kardashian. >> talking about pop culture, i think one of the most interesting pop culture stories this week and the biggest was my friend and yours joy behar leaving "the view." she's been there since the beginning, 16 years. that's one of the biggest jobses in show business in talk and she's deciding to leave. and she's a comedienne and probably is going back to do just that. >> i got on "the view" twice. it was because of joy. she saw he perform in a new york comedy club. i think she's
CNN
Mar 10, 2013 4:00pm PDT
toward their leader. we got another look at that when kim jong-un visited with troops. it gets pretty bizarre. >> we're not sure when this video was made. the troops obviously overcome with emotion followed him as he boarded a boat. many of them running into the frigid water just to get closer to him. this is apparently near the border with south korea. >>> a son is desperate to see his dying mom, but before he can be with her, he has to catch a connecting flight with only minutes to spare. an impossibility. what happened next is something you'll never forget and neither will he. your new jetta! and you want to buy one like mine because it's so safe, right? yeah... yeah... i know what you've heard -- iihs top safety pick for $159 a month -- but, i wish it was more dangerous, like a monster truck or dune buggy! you can't have the same car as me! [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. let's get a jetta. [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's no better time to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease one of four volkswa
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Mar 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
. they are very concerned about the north's latest moves. look past the picture of kim jong un putting north korean rockets on standby. there is a chart marked u.s. mainland strike plan with missile trails at hawaii, california, d.c. and, for some reason, austin, texas. it's wishful thinking on pyongyang's part. they can't reach the u.s. yet. but tens of thousands of oh american troops are well within range of a more limited strike, something short of an all-out attack. >> i think it's more in the sense of north korea kind of getting right up to the edge, stumbling and falling over the edge. >> reporter: former ambassador chris hill says the real danger is the north shelling a border island like it did in 2010. hill says there is a wild card here that worries the u.s. young, inexperienced kim jong un's desire to prove himself as a leader. >> i think north koreans have their daughtoubts about whether kid is up to it. >> reporter: so far the rhetoric has not been matched by military moves. but it has no foreseeable end game and could go on for a while. north korea's protested on the streets on
CNN
Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
player back from north korea, where he met with basketball fan and iron fisted leader kim jong-un. rodman says he loves the guy, even in the face, of course, of all those pesky prison camps and starving masses, for heaven's sakes. the worm, apparently, is even dishing out an invite to president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> did you say, why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> no, you know, it's a different story. it's a different story because, guess what, the kid is only 28 years old. 28. >> no one's ever going to confuse rodman with being secretary of state. we'll just put that out there. but what about his gushing praise for this guy? is rodman a pawn? is he a peace maker? is he just another punch line? is l.z.? >> was that a "saturday night live" skit? >> no. >> because i just simply can't believe we're still talking about dennis rodman in this capacity. look, you can't expe
CNN
Mar 8, 2013 11:00am PST
fanatic response to kim jong-un as he visited a military camp near the south korean border. troops raising their arms in apparent joy. as he left, soldiers and people from a nearby village chasing, look at them go, through the water, towards his boat, swarming the beach, wading into the freeding cold water, there he is waving good-bye, sending him off. but the reason for his visit to this area, it is a frightening one. this was all part of the young leader's swift and defiant response to u.n. sanctions against north korea. cnn international's veteran reporter, anchor, everything else, jim clancy, in the studio here. we know that the sanctions were unanimously approved, so explain to me what kim jong-un was doing in the hours afterwards. >> well, you know, i looked at that video and i thought to myself -- >> what was that? >> they really would be cheering if he was actually leaving the country, because it is a devastated wreck. he is on the ropes. he is more isolated than ever. this is all staged. we know that. >> propaganda. >> it is a propaganda film put together with a great leader there
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 6:00am PDT
plans to return to north korea this summer. telling khjv, he will vacation with kim jong-un. >> i don't condone what he does, but he's my friend. >> do you anticipate going over there again? >> yes, i had. in august. >> you are going over again? >> yes, vacation. yes. >> rodman sat next to the north korean leader as the two watched an exhibition basketball game in pyongyang. >>> michael bloomberg will appeal a decision to block a city ban on the sale of large sugary drinks. the ruling came just before the ban was to begin. cnn's mary snow has more for you. >> reporter: it was the fist of its kind effort in the country to ban soda, sugary drinks, even some types of coffee beverages from being served in containers larger than 16 ounces. part of michael bloomberg's effort to fight obesity. but beverage companies, restaurants, movie theaters and others went to court to fight back against what they called a nanny state. just hours before the ban was to take affect, a state supreme court judge invalidated the city's rule, saying it is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some, but
CNN
Mar 9, 2013 11:00am PST
their leader, kim jong-un, during his made-for-tv inspection tour of military border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear attack on the u.s. as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for his recent nuclear test. the obama administration isn't backing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. is watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> reporter: cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, radars and satellites already nearby. military officials say so far there are no signs of unusual military moves by the north. but there is a disturbing new weapons program, the kn-08. u.s. officials say this missile shown in a north korean military parade last year, is now undergoing engine testing. it's a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000-mile range. th
CNN
Mar 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
for a domestic audience to portray the leader kim jong-un as strong. but then there are propaganda films, like this right here, which depict north korea destroying our capital in an all-out attack. a recent cnn orc poll shows most americans do not take these threats seriously. but they do view north korea as a long-term threat to the united states. want to talk about this a little bit more with north korea specialist john park, with mit and harvard. welcome back. certainly provocative statements from north korea. not exactly new. what is different this time around? >> well, brooke, the environment is different. right now we have a situation where north korea has walked away from the 1953 armistice agreement that stopped the fighting between the combatants. also north korea is no longer answering the military hot line that in previous episodes provided a little more space for conflict management, crisis resolution of sorts. the tensions are definitely high and you look at all of these threats coming out of north korea. also we're seeing levels of heightened military exercises from the south kor
CNN
Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
north korea's kim jong-un. this photo showing him meeting with the military and planning attacks. north korea says it's a response from the u.s. flying bomber planes over south korea yesterday as part of a joint military exercise. pentagon officials say they are not taking the north's threats lightly. jim walsh joining us from watertown, massachusetts. he joins from m.i.t., and has traveled to north korea before to discuss the nuclear issue. jim, is this a sign that north korea is likely to pull the trigger? what are they doing here? >> no, they are not going to pull the trigger. fundamentals have not changed. these are the core facts. north korea, the weaker of the two military powers. if there was a war, north korea would lose and lose badly. north korea doesn't want that to happen and that's not even counting the u.s. committing 20,000 troops on the peninsula to support our allies. the north koreans don't want a war, but clearly they want to provoke, maybe for domestic consumption for young new leader consolidating his position or winning the support of the military or it might be fo
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
for kim jong-un to prove his good intent here, also just don't fire on on the next missile. >> we know that all of this has come as a result of the u.n. security council do to meet in less than an hour to talk about the tougher sanctions as a result of authority korea's nuclear test conducted last month. now, i've spent many weeks in south korea in the last couple of weeks and i can certainly tell you that things are tense there. and will become even more so at the latest news. >> and it's not the first time that the u.n. security council has considered sanctions against north korea. it's hardly something that the ruling class or elite there ever feel. it's just the people that get hungrier and colder. what does anyone think that these new rounds of sanctions if they're approved would actually accomplish? >> on to be quite frank, absolutely nothing. that's the problem with these sanctions. we've spoken to analysts in south korea who say the time for sanctions is over. this has happened year after year and it absolutely gets nowhere. we know north korea wants to develop a nuclear weapon
CNN
Mar 5, 2013 11:00am PST
supreme commander kim jong-un wants, no matter what the u.s. says. victory is ours. >> adding to the situation here, ongoing joint military drills between the u.s. and close ally south korea. the south and the north still technically in a state of war. more than 28,000 u.s. soldiers are currently stationed in south korea. >>> to venezuela now. allegations of u.s. involvement in a conspiracy. so in this lengthy address to the nation, earlier today, venezuela's vice president says he has clues that the u.s. is plotting against venezuela. this theory leading to the ejection of a u.s. diplomat from the country, supposedly within 24 hours. by the way, the u.s. denying that claim. let's go to shasta darlington. what are they basing this conspiracy that the u.s. and other so-called enemies are trying to destabilize venezuela? >> reporter: well, brooke, i mean, he didn't give a whole lot of concrete clues. it was a very bizarre press conference. you have to look at the context more than anything. this is coming right on the heels of an announcement here on national television that hug
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